After months of speculation and rumors, HMD Global finally unveiled its Nokia 9 PureView smartphone at MWC. HMD Global, at a press event in Barcelona, before the official kick-off of the MWC revealed its first penta-camera setup smartphone. The Nokia 9 PureView, like other devices in its family, runs on Android One. The biggest highlight of the device is its penta-lens camera setup at the back of the device. The camera unit on the device offers three monochrome sensors and two RGB sensors–all with the same f/1.82 aperture. Other specifications of the device include a 5.99-inch 2K panel, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, and 6GB of RAM. The Nokia 9 PureView runs on Android 9.0 Pie and includes an improved Pro Camera interface.
HMD Global revealed that the Nokia 9 PureView will be priced at $699(₹49,700 roughly) and will be available for pre-booking immediately in select markets around the world. The device will go on sale in March 2019. However, the Pricing and availability of the device in India remain a mystery for now.
The company notes that the Nokia 9 PureView will be available only in the Midnight Blue color option.
HMD Global has worked with Light to develop the imaging capabilities of the Nokia 9 PureView. HMD Global also partnered up with Qualcomm and Google to optimize the camera setup in order to fully utilize the Snapdragon 845 processor’s power and work well with Google Photos. The phone houses 5 rear cameras with Zeiss certified lenses, compromising of three 12-megapixel monochrome sensors and two 12-megapixel RGB sensors. Nokia 9 uses all of these sensors when clicking a photo and fuses the photos taken by all the five lenses into a single image. At the front, the phone has a 20-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling.
The phone comes with a 5.99-inch QHD+ POLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of unexpandable onboard storage. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The Nokia PureView is also IP67 certified for water and dust resistance and packs a USB Type-C port. There is no 3.5mm audio jack though. The phone is backed up by 3,320mAh battery with wireless charging support.